Vines, Wines, Fine Dining … and Family-Friendly Fun in Napa Valley

I am a mom. It’s a fact that may belie my bias when I tell you that sometimes a girl simply needs a break. Children, husbands, work, the unending demands of every single day… it catches up with you. Even the oft-offered advice, “You must make time for yourself!” can feel like just another pressure. […]

Stay and Play at the West Inn and Suites

By Ann Laurence One of Carlsbad’s best-kept secrets serves up serious family fun With miles of charming seaside communities straddling the coast from Oceanside to La Jolla, San Diego County has no shortage of laid-back beach and ocean lifestyle destinations. But for our family’s recent “staycation,” we were looking for a locale where the mild […]

Cavalia – Odysseo arrives this month under the White Big Top in Irvine

The new theatrical adventure by the internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cavalia to be presented under the White Big Top at the junction of the I-405 & the SR-133 (with performances beginning Wednesday, February 3), Odysseo is a  $30 million extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic and soulful experience that is astonishing […]

Absconding for ale

Hopping south for San Diego’s world-class craft beer byIsaac Sanz Just south of us, a revolution has been brewing for years – literally. It’s a craft beer renaissance that is putting San Diego on the brewer’s map in a big way. Visionaries young and old are producing beers that rival the world’s long-celebrated bests, drawing […]